Exactly three months minus a week later, I’m writing the most delayed review in SMEX history. As a board member, I’m not exactly proud of myself. Hell, I needed to go over the movie one more time, so I can be sure I’m not talking out of my ass.
A Dame To Kill For is… reasonable. I can’t condense the experience in more than that, myself. Lots of people bash it online, but I think that’s a tad too much. Sure, it doesn’t have the ‘WOW!’ effect of the first one; it is overly melodramatic; and lacks key characteristics of the Noir genre, which should have been there. It’s got a great cast though and if you are there to see it because you vaguely remember you loved Sin City – something I expect motivated the majority of us – then you aren’t completely wasting your money either. The visual style is there and is something you don’t see often. I just wish they had done something more with it than brutally kill and mutilate characters all movie long. It is a film that should earn the ‘lotsablood’ tag, I feel.
It’s kind of like 300-the-second, without being as terrible. Maybe both of them featuring Eva Green as one of the good parts of the film is why I would compare them so easily.